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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
reform if congress can't or won't act. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama's nominee to run the pentagon will have to wait at least another week for an up or down vote in the senate. it now appears chuck hagel will get the vote when senators return. two top republicans say they will stop efforts to stall his confirmation. that filibuster came a day after hagel was approved by the armed services committee on a party-line vote. one of his most vocal opponents says while he doesn't believe hagel is qualified, he won't hold up the process. >> i thought we had an agreement to wait a week so the remaining questions would be answered, but i understand the white house wanted a vote. they got a vote. we will have a vote when we get back. i'm confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. >> the gop it says blocked hagel's nomination in an effort to further examine his record and views on israel and iran. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to bring a final vote to the floor when congress goes back in session
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama is back in washington tonight, he spent the weekend in florida, he has been golfing with tiger woods. now it's back to business, but washington looked like a ghost house. the deadline looms, less than two weeks until the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. lawmakers are in their district this is week and when they return to washington they will have four days to agree on a alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say they are working toward a deal. >> the automatic spending cuts will hurt social programs and a big recreational one in san francisco. we are talking about fleet week a navy memo said that the blue angels will be grounded this summer. they perform in 30 u.s. cities each year, while the angels are one part of fleet week, they are generally the biggest draw and the key reason that a million people spend that weekend in san francisco every year. >> the santa cruz community is on high alert after yesterday's violent sexual attack on a woman visiting the campus. she was beaten and raped on a wooded path at noon. she was treated at a local
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> president obama returns to washington tonight following a presidents' day weekend golf vacation in florida. yesterday's foursome was a memorable one, since one of the four was tiger woods. that's a first for both men. the presidential golf outing is a long-time tradition. so is the desire to stay out of camera range, most of the time. though this might be a little different. nbc's andrea mitchell is with us tonight from washington with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president's downtime is very special time. the white house also has made a commitment to have a small group of reporters following him everywhere he goes. all that blew up this weekend in florida when white house reporters were locked out of an exclusive golf club and only found out that the world's most powerful man was playing a round with the world's most famous golfer on twitter from the golf channel. when fdr died in warm springs, georgia in 1945, white house reporters were in washington. when president eisenhower had his first heart attack after playing 27 holes of golf outside denver in
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
in town but also in washington, could president obama tap her for a national appointment? harris talks to us candidly about politics and how she unwinds in her personal life. >> now to a woman named one of america's most powerful women by "newsweek" magazine. >> welcome to the charmed political life of kamala harris. local locally, we've seen the 48-year-old oakland native rewrite the history books. >> sit. you must sit. >> as she climbed the ladder. nationally washington insiders say it's only a matter of time before she heads to the capitol. flattering to hear your name, every hot list, it's kamala harris, senator, governor, supreme court, attorney general of the united states. flattering or do you just kind of put it on the side? >> i am so sick of it. truly. i am completely focused on what i'm doing now. so many people who are focused on that thing out there they trip over this thing here. it's not worth it. >> it seems like you have a dynamic relationship with the president, with president obama, dating back to back in chicago, before he was the president. if he were to call you r
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
with a 40,000-strong rally in washington, d.c., and others being held in major cities across america. organizers say it's important to put a face on the movement and a signal to the obama administration it is long past time to act. >> the president and the secretary of state, john kerry, both know that we can't afford to wait around on climate. we've got to do something now. we know they have the authority to do it. what we're doing is providing them with the love and support they need to do the right thing. >> the two main goals of today's demonstration is for the president to identify climate reject the proposed keystone tar sands pipeline. >>> next what john mccain says president obama is not doing that presidents before him have. >>> also, danica patrick races into the history books. what she did today that has never been done before. >>> and an artist will play his piano one final time tonight. we'll tell you about that coming up. >>> we're seeing a slightly cooler sunday compared to yesterday, which had 50s and some 60s outside right now. all locations running cooler in the las
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
, of course, leaves a big boost for the local economy. on this presidents' day, president obama is back in washington tonight after spending the weekend in florida, even golfing with tiger woods yesterday. congress is out for the entear week making the city -- take a look -- look like a ghost town. some tourists were irritated saying less than two weeks remain until the $85 billion in spending cuts kick in. >> it is quite concerning that they're not here. >> get it solved. it's keeping everybody on pins and needles. >> lawmakers are spending this weeklong recess in their own districts and when they return to washington they'll have four days to agree on an alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say the politicians are working towards a deal despite being in recess. >>> while we wait for congress, the states are taking matters into their own hands. in colorado today house members pass ed new ammunition limits o background checks. the package of bills bans high capacity ammunition magazines and forbids concealed weapons on college campuses. democratic majorit
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
is the "washington post" editorialized he is to the left of president obama. he has been taken last week, i believe mr. gibbs, who i don't often agree with, said he was the most unprepared and unempress sive nominee that he had ever seen. certainly the most unimpressive that i've ever seen. it really is -- 99% of it is to do with the positions that senator hagel has taken, whether it be votes against sanctions against iran, whether it be his belief that the surge would be the worst thing since the vietnam war and the positions that he has taken on various issues is, frankly, been out of -- not only out of the mainstream but far to the left. >> you asked -- were asked about his qualifications which is now an issue. you said he is not qualified to be secretary of defense. you came a long way, senator mccain n 2000, you were running for president in your stomping grounds of new hampshire. here is what you said. >> secretary of defense, there's a lot of people that could do that one of them, i think, is senator chuck hagel. >> what's changed? >> that was the time and chuck hagel's positions which has p
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Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
obama. it just reinforces the disconnect between what's happening here in washington, d.c. and the rest of the world. >> you also got, carly fiorina, the fact the president is up against a republican party with a lot of different divisions here. you know, senator mccain took on senator cruz this weeks, went after hagel, here is what harry reid said, the majority out of leader in the senate, what about this who filibuster process. >> i guess to be able to run for senate as a republican most place of the country, you need to have a resume that says i helped bill filibuster one of the president's nominees. >> what about it? >> first, i have to respectfully disagree with the lieutenant governor because he left out a couple of key facts. key fact number one, the sequester was created by the obama administration. so people are frustrated because you have a set of politicians on both sides unwilling to deal with something they created because it was a way for them to kick the can down the road. secondly, with regard to the hagel nomination, unfortunately, chuck hagel is dealing with his own po
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. thanks. to washington, where 3rez obama's choice for defense secretary remains in limbo. chuck hagel's nomination so hold for a week while congress is in recess. what's all the drama involving this vote? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning. >> a republican standing against his nomination here. i think we're used to republicans standing up against the president. why in this case which it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will eventually get through? >> a lot of republicans don't like him. don't take my word for it. that's what john mccain said on thursday, saying there's a lot of ill-will over republicans over hagel's criticism of president bush and iraq and the surge and all the rest. and as a result they're jamming them up. i don't think it ultimately keeps him from being defense secretary. but it does weaken him, as well as his own performance at his confirmation hearing, which left a lot of people disappointed as well. >> and there is some discussion that this delay might allow his opponents to have more ammunition against him. any
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Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
today in washington. thousands of people marched past the white house and urged president obama to take strong measures to combat climate change. they called for greater support of clean energy technologies and voiced opposition to the controversial xl keystone pipeline that would carry oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. >>> there's a lot more ahead as "nightly news" continues on a sunday. a new study suggests how women may dramatically reduce the chances their children will develop autism. >>> and later, making a difference at a school where the kids are taught they have more to give than they may think. >>> we're back with health news tonight, an important finding involving autism and how women may reduce the risk of their children developing it. a study in the "journal of the american medical association" found that expanding the use of folic acid, a commonly used vitamin, had a big impact. we get more tonight from nbc's chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: dr. tamara goldwasser is an ob/gyn who counsels women on how to have a healthy pregnancy. >> you're taki
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
? >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you so much. >>> tea party activists are blasting governor rick scott of florida for changing his mind on medicaid expansion. governor scott now says he will support using president obama's affordable health care act to provide medical coverage for floridians. he opposed obama care as a, quote, job killer. scott now calls it common sense but florida lawmakers will make the final decision. >>> time now for the national weather forecast, and bill karins is here. >> we showed you the radar, very impressive in kansas. one of the biggest snowstorms they have seen for wichita, kansas city and topeka, kansas. this is kind of the next 24 hours. the timeline, if you have travel for family or friends, the worst of it in northern oklahoma, missouri, kansas, nebraska, iowa and eventually tonight into illinois and chicago. but for them, just a glancing blow, not as much. the highest snowfall totals will be in the pink shading here. 6 to 12 inches is a pretty wide swath of 6 to 12 inches of snow. the little area near i-35 north of wichita and kansas city, possi
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
historian michael beschloss. cook political report amy walter. "the washington post's" henderson and "the new york times"'s david henderhard. have the republicans turn turned up the heat on barack obama now even before he won re-election? we saw in there temporary the defeat of chuck hagel's nomination, leaving the president without a pentagon secretary and there seems to be more where that came from. we decide to look at how this past tuesday, state of the union day played out starting with
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
that bail. back to you. >>> well, the obama administration is reportedly set to unveil a new strategy to strike back against cyber espionage. this is new information that suggest china's government is behind cyber attacks. nbc's danielle leigh is live in washington with the details. danielle, good morning. what are we expecting to hear from the white house this morning? >> reporter: mara, good morning, the white house will come out with a report detailing new aggressive steps to protect u.s. trade secrets against cyber attacks. that could include fines, penalties and other trade action. 140 companies were tar feted. this kind of attack is something the department of defense and white house has been concerned about for quite some time. the china government is denying being involved in any sort of attack. >> joe biden is offering up best advice on how to defend yourself with a firearm. joe biden talked about gun roll efforts, including the size of ammunition clips and other proposals. during that chat biden said the best thing for texas is a shotgun. >> put that double-barrel shotgun an
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
beschloss. cook political report amy walter. "the washington post's" henderson and "the new york times"'s david henderhard. have the republicans turn turned up the heat on barack obama now even before he won re-election? we saw in there temporary the defeat of chuck hagel's nomination, leaving the president without a pentagon secretary and there seems to be more where that came from. we decide to look at how this past tuesday, state of the union day played out starting with
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
. lucie, traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. president obama heads home later today after a weekend of golf, including a game with tiger woods on sunday. the debate over immigration reform back in washington is escalating. new white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough on "meet the press" after a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal, creating a new visa, allowing illegal immigrants to become legal residents within eight years. mcdonough says the president has not proposed a bill yet and is hoping congress will act first. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill which, by the way, we're aggressively supporting. if those do not work out, we'll have an option that we'll be ready to put out there. >> reporter: republicans slammed the report, including a key player in the bipartisan talks, marco rubio saying if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> repo
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